A dispersal order will be in place over the weekend to tackle nuisance vehicles in Swale.

It will operate from 7pm on Friday 24 February until 7pm on Sunday 26 February 2023, and cover Sheppey WayOld Ferry RoadSwale Way, and Barge Way.

Barge Way Desktop
The dispersal area

Nuisance vehicles and dangerous driving

The order is being implemented due to an increase in reports of nuisance vehicles and dangerous driving in the district at weekends. It allows officers to stop anyone involved in anti-social behaviour and move them on from the area.

Sergeant Ryan Chase from the Swale Community Safety Unit said: ‘Residents have reported concerns about the dangers posed to other road users and the impact on the quality of life of the community. The order gives our officers additional powers to move on anyone causing a nuisance and, if necessary, arrest those who return to the area once dispersed. Those who persist in this behaviour also risk having their vehicles seized.’

Anybody who wishes to report instances of anti-social behaviour should report it online via the Kent Police website.

By Ed

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